Jul 072012

No confirmed new transfers but there are a few bits of gossip and news out there. Firstly I want to wish all the best to Daniel Sturridge and his family. I hope that Roberto Di Matteo is right and that our young striker gets to appear at the Olympics. The most important thing is that he is okay.

Andriy Shevchenko might be coming back to Stamford Bridge, but don’t panic because we won’t be playing him this time. He is rumoured to be set to join the back room staff at Chelsea. He was thought to be off to America for a couple of lucrative seasons in the MLS but his friend Roman Abramovich has made him a better offer.

May 242012

There are lots of Chelsea transfer rumours flying about just now, but the club needs to make room for any incoming players. The Blues have already said goodbye to striking legend Didier Drogba and have also decided not to offer new contracts to Salomon Kalou and Jose Bosingwa, according to the Daily Star.

At 26-years old, Kalou is far from being past his best, and has been a good servant to Chelsea since joining the club from Feyenoord in 2006. He has played in 244 games and scored 58 goals with 40 assists. Used mainly on the left wing or as a support striker, his departure will leave a gap just where Eden Hazard likes to operate. Could this be a clue? Hazard is, actually, equally at home on either flank and is a defender’s nightmare.

May 192012

Chelsea is due to see quite a bit of change in the summer, and even though a permanent manager has not yet been announced, a few moves have already started to show.

The Blues have managed to secure the signature of German attacking midfielder Marko Marin, while striker Salomon Kalou seems to be close to a move back to his former side Feyenoord Amsterdam, after he stated: “Feyenoord can call me any time – they are the first name on my list,” said the Ivory Coast international.

“Let me win the Champions League final and then I will think about Feyenoord. Yes, I’m serious!”

Jul 182011

Chelsea’s Solomon Kalou says that his club don’t need to make any big transfers this summer in order to win trophies again. The Stamford Bridge management are doing their very best to sign Luka Modric but are meeting with heavy resistance from Tottenham.

Speaking in the Daily Mirror he said: “It is up to the manager to decide who to bring in but we know we have the quality in the team to win the league. There is quality in the squad and now we have to play together. We have to keep going and I believe in the players.”

Jun 172011

The Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou hit out at Fernando Torres last night when he said that Roman Abramovich should not have brought the sulky ex-Liverpool striker into the team in January.

Torres took his time opening his goalscoring account at Chelsea, and Kalou says that the Spanish international was more interested in whether he was picked to play in the first team rather than making sure the team was winning.

“Our players were preoccupied with finding out who was in the side and who wasn’t. This disrupted our progress.

Apr 182011

Poor old Fernando Torres just can’t seem to find the back of the net for Chelsea. It seems like a dream that Roman Abramovich paid Liverpool £50m for the Spaniard back in January with the expectation of seeing floods of goals, but it is turning into a nightmare for Torres.

To Abramovich it must be similar to the poker players on a winning streak who woke up this week to find that his Pokerstars site shuts down, and then gets worse when he finds out that ALL poker rooms shut down at the same time! There is just no way he can withdraw his winnings or carry on riding his luck.

Mar 112011

Chelsea’s sporting director Frank Arnesen will take Salomon Kalou to HSV in Hamburg when he leaves Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, according to reports from Germany. The Dane revealed earlier this season that he will be leaving the Premier League to work with the Bundesliga side and speculation has started about which Chelsea players he will bring with him.

The German paper Hamburger Abendblatt reports that the 25-year-old will make the move since he can not see himself getting much playing time with Torres, Drogba and Anelka ahead of him in the picking order and with Sturridge to return to Chelsea at the end of the season. Meanwhile Ruud Van Nistelrooy is set to leave HSV at the end of the season opening up space for the Ivory Coast forward.

Aug 292010

Chelsea are cruising at the top of the table and should have had another tennis score against a Stoke City side that were desperate not to get another 7-0 drubbing like the end of last season. They managed to hold Chelsea to just 2-0 but not because Chelsea were lacking in chances.

Malouda yet again (third match in a row) put Chelsea in front after half an hour, but Lampard should have put away his penalty after just 10 minutes of the game. In the second half Lampard was taken off so Drogba got a chance to take a penalty for a change and he made no mistake.

May 162010

Chelsea topped their fntastic season by winning the FA Cup Final against Portsmouth at Wembley, but the 1-0 scoreline doesn’t give justice to the gulf between the two sides.

Drogba’s brilliant free-kick was the difference between the two teams in the end, but Chelsea hit the woodwork a total of five times in the first half, not to mention that Salomon Kalou actually got the ball over the line once but it wasn’t seen by the referee or linesman.

Kalou also made the worst miss of the day when he hit the bar from two yards out with an empty goal in front of him.

May 082010

The Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has been getting a few games for Chelsea lately, and scoring goals for fun too. He believes that Chelsea just need to prepare as normal for the game against Wigan, and enjoy the moment, along with the fans at home.

“Like usual. We are not doing something special. We are just training like we train before every game and even if it is the most important game of the season, if we play like we know how to play then it should be a nice game to watch,” Kalou said.